Rear Admiral Mir Ershad Ali, OSP, NPP, ndc, psc joined as Chairman, Mongla Port Authority on 23 January 2023.
Rear Admiral Ershad joined Bangladesh Navy on January of 1987 and was commissioned in executive branch on 1st of July 1989. He went through various educational and training courses both at home and abroad. He did Naval Officers’ Basic Course from Germany and Gunnery Specialization Course from India. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur and obtained Masters in Defence Studies (MDS) obtaining first class from the National University, Dhaka. He is also an alumnus of the German Staff College (Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr), where he was adjudged to be the best officer of the course and was awarded the prestigious ‘Scharnhorst Award’. He has completed the coveted NDC course and is a Fellow of the National Intelligence University of the USA. Recently he has completed M Phil on Security and Strategic Studies under Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP).
In his long and versatile career, Rear Admiral Ershad held a blend of command and staff appointments. He served in different capacities in the Naval Headquarters, onboard various ships and establishments of Bangladesh Navy. As his career in the navy progressed, he commanded five different types of frontline ships including the flagship of Bangladesh Navy, BNS BANGABANDHU. During his tour of Command, he took part in various bilateral and multilateral exercises, notable ones are Exercise CARAT and Ferocious Falcon in Qatar as the OTC. He also served in Ivory Coast as UN Military Observer and as Directing Staff at the Defence Services Command and Staff College.
Prior taking over the current portfolio as Chairman, Mongla Port Authority, he was appointed as Commander Bangladesh Navy Fleet in Chattogram. He has also commanded the western flotilla of Bangladesh Navy as the Commander Flotilla West (COMFLOT West). Previously he served in the Naval Headquarters as Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI), Director of Naval Plans (DNP), Director of Personnel Services (DPS), Director of Naval Training (DNT), Director of Naval Operation (DNO), Director Multi-national Operations (DMNO), Director Staff Duties and Ceremony (DSD&C) and also as Secretary of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS).
Rear Admiral Ershad is the recipient of `Extraordinary Service Medal (OSP)’, ‘Navy Efficiency Medal (NPP)’ and the ‘CNS Commendation’ (thrice) for his excellence in the Naval Service.
Rear Admiral Ershad is an enthusiastic golfer, avid reader and is keen about technology. Academically his area of interest is about the Maritime Security of the Indo-Pacific region, on which he has contributed several articles published at home and abroad. He has extensively travelled around the globe both in official and personal capacity.
Rear Admiral Ershad is happily married to Mrs Sharmin, who also pursues an excellent career in the entrepreneurial venture as Director of a Readymade Garments Industry. The couple is blessed with two sons, Tawseef and Yashfeen, both are passionate about basketball.
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